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Private Guide in Zilina

Private Guide in Zilina - Michal Pohancenik

(Member Since 2013) Languages: English

For many, finding a place to vacation is about relaxation and comfort. Discovering new places around the world where you learn about cultures from people who are open and welcoming can make your vacation the best in a lifetime. Slovakia is one such placeórural mountains, old-world architecture, and glorious vistas make this small European country an ideal vacation spot.

Private Guide in Puchov

Private Guide in Puchov - Libusa Povazanova

(Member Since 2012) Languages: English

My name is Liby and I am very passionate about traveling. I started to travel since I was 18 and lived and worked abroad for nearly 10 years mostly in tourism field in these countries : Canada, Czech Republic, England, Ireland, Malta, Samos, Crete, Turkey and Mallorca.

Travel Agency in Poprad

Travel Agency in Poprad - Rajec Travel

(Member Since 2009) Excursions/tous in the following cities: Bratislava, Poprad Languages: English

Who is Rajec Travel Rajec Travel is a family owned tour company based at Poprad at the foot of the High Tatras. The firm was established in 1992, i.e. at a time when the socialist era ended but Czechoslovakia...

Private guides in Slovakia

Slovakia

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Capital: Bratislava
Language: Slovak
Currency: Euro (EUR)
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COMMENTS ABOUT Slovakia:

 

The Slovak Republic, also known as Slovakia, is a central European country bordered by the Czech Republic, Austria, Poland, Ukraine and Hungary. In general the climate of Slovakia is fairly temperate, with mild summers, and winters that can be cloudy and quite cold, especially the snowy Tatra Mountains. 

The High Tatras are the highest part of the Carpathian mountain range and one of the country’s most popular tourist attractions. Visitors come to ski, hike and climb, and there is a very long tradition of white water rafting in the rivers and streams. The area is known for having a large number of deep caves, more per capita than anywhere else in Europe, and some of the caves are famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Demonova Cave and the Ochtinska  Aragonite Cave. There are also many mineral springs in the Tatras that have become home to numerous health spa resorts. 

In addition to its beautiful natural landscapes, Slovakia has a fascinating historical and culture heritage that is evidenced in quaint medieval towns and fairy tale style castles. Although many of the castles are in ruins, several are beautifully restored, such as Bojnice Castle, Orava Castle, and Braitislava Castle. Historical churches are also prevalent throughout Slovakia, such as St. James Church in Levoca which boasts the tallest carved wooden altar in the world.

 

Travel Agency in Bratislava

Travel Agency in Bratislava - Slovakia Green Tours

(Member Since 2009) Excursions/tous in the following cities: Bratislava Languages: English

Slovakia Green Tours is a family run Ltd .company in the capital Bratislava. The owner of the company is English with experience in dealing with customers and is looking forward to welcoming you to Slovakia ...

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Slovakia is a very fascinating tourist destination with its rich medieval history and contrasting Soviet-era remains often highlighted in adjacent landmarks. So it’s not surprising to find an intense private guide activity in this country. However, since Slovakia is a part of the European Union, thorough official regulations apply so there’s no room for wild guides in this country. All guides who conduct tours that are aimed at describing the local history, culture, architecture and other national traits are obliged to carry a valid license issued by the Slovak Tourist Board.

Professional courses in the domain of tourism are available all over the country. By completing the courses the future guide will obtain plenty of important information on Slovak history, culture, as well as guiding basics, economy and useful practical tips. However, this doesn’t automatically imply a license, which can only be obtained only by passing the state professional exam. Once the exam is passed successfully the guide will obtain an ID card that confirms his or her official travel guide status, which should be carried all the time during work and presented upon request. Take note, however, that general interest tours such as shopping or nightlife tours do not require a valid license.

Questions about Slovakia
I need a translator with an auto to help with family genealogy in Turzovka. Using Zilina as a base, could you drive me and my wife to Turzovka and provide transaction services to search church records, graveyards, and contact potential relatives living in the area? Please advise via email at your earliest convenience. Not sure of dates. August 2015 is tentative. Best regards, Maurice Bang Richland, Washington, USA
Maurice
Michal Pohancenik (Private Guide in Zilina):
Hi Maurice, no problem, I can do that, Ive done that many times and also in the Turzovka area. Best regards. Michal